Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time. - Anon

Lose and Find yourself again this Friday at Swing City I will teach West Coast Swing in the workshop at 8pm. Our last Social Swing dance of August follows the workshop.

New Classes for September are listed on the Lessons Page. Please note some new start dates for some classes. Encourage your family and friends to sign up early.

What can you do with your old dance shoes? You can donate them to the students in the U.Vic dance club. In August and September I will be collecting any dance shoes you wish to donate to young dancers who want to join the dance community this Fall. Donations gratefully accepted at Swing City or in class.

Only one summer dance camp left on the island: Tickets are still a great deal at $60 each. Amazing BBQ for $15. The Dance Fest schedule and BBQ menu for August 18th & 19th are at http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/ and tickets are available from John until August 13th.


Dances for the next THREE weeks

Tuesday, August 8 -----------

Event: Dancing on Stage at Butchart's: 8-9:30pm
Featuring: The Chris Millington Band
Place: Butchart's Gardens open air stage
Dance Floor: Sealant over wood
Admission: Best to get a season's pass

Event: Music in the Park, 6-8pm
Featuring: Tropic Mayhem (Beach Boys)
Place: Rutledge Park, Inverness & Cloverdale
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

Event: Folk Music Evening Series: 6-8pm
Featuring: "Coffee Eyes" and "Sweet Alibi"
Place: Beacon Hill Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

Wednesday, August 9 -----------

Event: Seniors (55+) Line Dance 1-2 pm, Social dance 2-3 pm
Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: FREE

Friday, August 11 ----------

Event: Swing City Swing Dance: 8-11pm
Our last Dance of the month
Workshop: West Coast Swing with John at 8pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10

Event: Argentine Tango 8pm-1am
Place: Café Casablanca, 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Small/Medium, wood
Admission: $10 workshop & dance plus $2 consumption charge

Saturday, August 12 ----------

Event: Red Hot Swing, 8:30pm - 12:30am
Place: Bert Richman building, 4105 Lambrick Way
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: $10/$13

Event: Latin Dance, 8:30pm-1am
Place: Café Casablanca 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Medium/Small, Hardwood.
Admission: $10 plus $2 consumption charge

Sunday, August 13 ------------

Event: PMP dance with MC2: 7–10pm
Place: Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave
Dance Floor: Large, Linoleum.
Admission: $10

Monday, August 14 -----------

Event: VBDS Dancing in the Square 7-9:30pm
Place: Centennial Square
Dance Floor: Concrete
Admission: FREE

Tuesday, August 15 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective: 7:45 to 9:45pm
Place: Eastern Star Hall; 3281 Harriet Road
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $4

Event: Dancing on Stage at Butchart's: 8-9:30pm
Featuring: The Chris Millington Band
Place: Butchart's Gardens open air stage
Dance Floor: Sealant over wood
Admission: Best to get a season's pass

Event: Music in the Park, 6-8pm
Featuring: Soul Sonix (Rock & Roll, Pop and Soul)
Place: Rutledge Park, Inverness & Cloverdale
Dance Floor: Wood
Admission: FREE

Event: Folk Music Evening Series: 6-8pm
Featuring: "Hush Hush Noise" and "Carolyn Mark and New Best Friends"
Place: Beacon Hill Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

Wednesday, August 16 -----------

Event: Seniors (55+) Line Dance 1-2 pm, Social dance 2-3 pm
Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: FREE

Friday, August 18 ----------

Event: Swing City Cancelled until September

Event: Dance Fest Dance Camp 7:30-11pm
Place: Lighthouse Community Centre, Qualicum Bay
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: See Advance Tickets below.

Event: Argentine Tango 8pm-1am
Place: Café Casablanca, 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Small/Medium, wood
Admission: $10 workshop & dance plus $2 consumption charge

Saturday, August 19 ----------

Event: Dance Fest Dance Camp 11am-11pm
Place: Lighthouse Community Centre, Qualicum Bay
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: See Advance Tickets below.

Event: VBDS August Beach Party Ballroom Dance: 8-10:30pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10members/$12 non-members

Event: Red Hot Swing, 8:30pm - 12:30am
Place: Bert Richman building, 4105 Lambrick Way
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: $10/$13

Event: Latin Dance, 8:30pm-1am
Place: Café Casablanca 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Medium/Small, Hardwood.
Admission: $10 plus $2 consumption charge

Monday, August 21 -----------

Event: VBDS Dancing in the Square 7-9:30pm
Place: Centennial Square
Dance Floor: Concrete
Admission: FREE

Tuesday, August 22 -----------

Event: Dancing on Stage at Butchart's: 8-9:30pm
Featuring: The Commodores Big Band
Place: Butchart's Gardens open air stage
Dance Floor: Sealant over wood
Admission: Best to get a season's pass

Event: Music in the Park, 6-8pm
Featuring: Groove Kitchen (Funk, Rhythm & Blues)
Place: Rudd Park, 3259 Irma
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

Event: Folk Music Evening Series: 6-8pm
Featuring: "Fall Brigade" and "Jenny Ritter Band"
Place: Beacon Hill Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

Wednesday, August 23 -----------

Event: Seniors (55+) Line Dance 1-2 pm, Social dance 2-3 pm
Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: FREE

Friday, August 25 ----------

Event: Swing City Cancelled until next week

Event: Argentine Tango 8pm-1am
Place: Café Casablanca, 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Small/Medium, wood
Admission: $10 workshop & dance plus $2 consumption charge

Saturday, August 26 ----------

Event: Red Hot Swing, 8:30pm - 12:30am
Place: Bert Richman building, 4105 Lambrick Way
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: $10/$13

Event: Latin Dance, 8:30pm-1am
Place: Café Casablanca 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Medium/Small, Hardwood.
Admission: $10 plus $2 consumption charge

Sunday, August 27 ------------

Event: PMP dance with Ron King: 7–10pm
Place: Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave
Dance Floor: Large, Linoleum.
Admission: $10

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Advance Tickets:

1) Summer Dance Fest - Ballroom Dance Camp - August 18th and 19th at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay. Only $60pp for 6 workshops from a variety of instructors and 2 dances - all on a 5000 square foot sprung hardwood dance floor. Only $15 for the amazing Saturday night BBQ. Tickets are available until August 13th from John at dancevictoria@telus.net. This is the 6th year for this fantastic event - great value, great venue, great workshops and great fun. Info on the event is at: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/

2) Victoria Chinese Ladies Club Autumn Dance: This amazing annual fundraising dance will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 8 to 11:30pm at Commonwealth Place. Light meal, refreshments, great door prizes, dance demos and live music with MC2. Tickets are $25/person from John at dancevictoria@telus.net

3) Oktoberfest 2017 at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 with music provided by S-Bahn. Members $25. Guests $35. Authentic German cuisine available to purchase. Doors open at 7pm, Adults Only, Tickets Non Refundable. Email victoria.edelweiss.club@shaw.ca or call 250 383-4823 and leave a message. Tickets will sell quickly and will not be available at the door.

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